Thursday, 31 October 2013

Home with lovely memories

I’ve been back from Australia a week now and it’s been hard adjusting t
o the chilly damp weather here in the UK.  Also missing my lovely family ‘down under’, but it has been good to be back with Brian and my own family here.

In my last post I wrote about the wonderful memorable day wine tasting in the Barossa Valley I had with my sister Pauline and her two friends (now mine as well I hope!).   

I also wrote that a new grandchild for my sister and her husband was due.  Archer Wayde duly arrived the following evening and very early the next morning we went to the hospital to meet the newest member of the family and congratulate the proud and very excited new parents.     A joyous time. 

As well as the new baby, I met two more members of the family I had not met before.  Since my last visit, my nephew Dale has married Wenny and they now have a two years old daughter, Nayla.  

I visited my eldest sister and her husband who live just outside Adelaide.  It was so good to see them both again.    They have just moved into a new unit and are very happy in their new home. 

Another trip made was to Sydney to meet up with our younger sister who made the trip into the city from near Newcastle.  Oh my, the three of us did have a fun time.    We walked and walked, chatted and laughed as if we had not been apart for seven years.  I hope it is not as long before we can get together again.

Emma had to leave early on our last day in Sydney, so after our sad farewells, Pauline and I took a ferry across the harbour out to Manly.  I've not been there before and it was a wonderful experience.   

 Our flight back to Adelaide did not leave until the evening,  but we got to the airport early having decided that we would have a meal there instead of in the city.  We had heard of the fires in the Blue Mountains but were shocked to see the smoke beginning to appear over the city.

More about my last weekend in my next post.


  1. Glad you had a great time in my home town, the trip to Manly is always a good one. Did you have fish and chips?

    1. No, did not have fish and chips. Wanted to but was out-voted by my sisters! Next time for sure!


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